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Frito-Lay Awards $50,000 To Texas Public High School Sports Programs; Announces 2013 'Score for Your School' Winners

by Frito-Lay Press Release
Posted On: 12/19/2013

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Source: PepsiCo | Released Dec. 19, 2013

PLANO, TX -- Dec. 19 -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division today announced the winners of its 2013 "Score for Your School" promotion which invited consumers throughout the state of Texas to help raise funds for their public high school sports programs. A total of $50,000 in prize money was awarded to six public high schools from around the state. One school from each of Texas' five divisional classes received prize money, including an additional school in Division 2A where there was a tie.

"High school sports programs teach students important skills like leadership, teamwork and cooperation -- the kinds of skills that ensure success both on and off the field," said Juan Carlos Ruck, regional vice president of sales -- Texas for Frito-Lay North America. "We designed the 'Score for Your School' promotion as an easy way for fans all across the state to get involved and support these local programs."

As part of Frito-Lay's "Score for Your School" promotion, thousands of fans entered the Universal Product Code from their favorite Frito-Lay snacks on the www.scoreforyourschool.com website to earn points for the Texas public high school of their choice. Each public high school was grouped according to its listing in Texas' five divisional classes (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A). The complete list of 2013 "Score for Your School" winners includes:

» Division 1A: Trenton High School ($10,000)
» Division 2A: Rosebud-Lott High School ($5,000) and Alvord High School ($5,000)
» Division 3A: Navasota High School ($10,000)
» Division 4A: Rio Grande City High School ($10,000)
» Division 5A: United High School (10,000)

Frito-Lay representatives will now travel across the state to present checks to the winning schools.

ABOUT: Frito-Lay North America is the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

ABOUT: PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesse -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola -- make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.

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